Ethics Bowl 2019: Winner Announced

November 25, 2019

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

Ethics Bowl 2019

St. Philip’s College hosted the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Eighth Annual Two-Year College Ethics Bowl National Competition on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

APPE is an international organization that advances scholarships, education and practice in professional ethics by challenging and teaching student’s ethics and values in a debate-style competition. Since 1997, the Ethics Bowl was created to focus on ethics education by creating a competitive and exciting experience where students can create an open dialog to discuss ethical problems they may face during their education.

“Students have the opportunity to consider the facts, options, consequences for themselves and others as they practice the Ethical Derision-Making process,” says David Kisel, St. Philip’s College Tri-Director.

This year, over 40 students from 7 schools participated. Santa Fe College placed first as the National Two-Year Champion and qualified to compete in the National (Four-Year) Ethics Bowl Competition at the APPE National Convention in Atlanta, taking place in February 2020. 

  • 1st Place: Santa Fe College (Blue Team)
  • 2nd Place: Marion Military Institute
  • 3rd Place: St. Philip's College (RN Team)
  • 4th Place: Santa Fe College (White Team)
  • 5th Place: St. Philip's College (Team One)
  • Ladenson Award: St. Philip's College (RN Team)

What is the Ladenson Award? The award is named after the founder of the ethics bowl. It is awarded to the team which best represents the spirit of rationally exploring issues through civil discussion.

To learn more about APPE’s Ethics Bowl, click here.

1st Place: Santa Fe College (Blue Team)

3rd Place: St. Philip's College (RN Team)